Southern California, especially Los Angeles, is home to one of the countries busiest public transportation networks. There are subways, light-rails, busses and shuttles at just about every corner in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition, the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board is making it easier than ever to travel around Los Angeles without a car, and the number of people using the bus system is on the rise.
Bus companies, drivers, mechanics and employees must comply with safety requirements. Bus drivers must be trained and certified. Below are some of the most common issues involving bus driver safety:
- Driver must pass through a comprehensive background check
- Driver must be properly trained and certified
- Driver must have a valid and current drivers license
- Driver must have knowledge of and comply with all applicable driver rules
- Driver must not work for more than a certain number of hours per day
- Driver must have knowledge and mastery of the brake operating systems
- Bus must have an operating emergency window release with pull or lift handle
- Bus must have an operating emergency door exit with or without power fail
- Many others
Proving Bus Company Negligent in Souther California
Some of the most common busses in Southern California include:
- School bus
- Metro bus
- Tour Bus
Bus companies have a responsibility for the actions of their employees, mechanics, and drivers. They have have a responsibility to maintain their vehicles properly and ensure they are fit for use. If an injury occurs because of a bus companies negligence or because of faulty equipment, the injured party may be able to recover monetary damages to compensate for their losses. The Flahavan Law Offices personal injury attorneys in Westlake Village represent passengers, motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycle drivers, and others who have been injured by a bus companies negligence. With over five decades of combined legal experience we have the experience required to successfully resolve your claim.
Why You Should Hire An Attorney
If you were involved in a bus accident in Los Angeles or Ventura County, it is essential to properly investigate the facts. With over 55 years combined experience, Flahavan Law Offices has the necessary resources to conduct a meticulous and thorough investigation. We regularly use skilled accident reconstruction engineers, investigators, experts, and the latest technology to recreate an accurate depiction of the events and factors that preceded and caused the bus accident. We are then able to use our thorough investigation to benefit our client in negotiations with insurance companies in order to obtain a fair and generous out of court settlement. If the bus company or their insurance carriers fail to provide our clients with an adequate settlement, the attorneys at Flahavan Law Offices will not hesitate to take your case to court and fight on your behalf.